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Growing Concern Over Infectious Disease


Mar 11, 2013

Laketran Transit Authority, Solon School System, and Cleveland State University report no incidents of sickness or infections since using Jan-Pro EnviroShield Disinfecting System – Disinfectant actually surrounds and clings to all surfaces and hard-to-reach crevices, achieving 100% disinfection coverage.

July 26, 2010 — Jan-Pro International, Inc. (Jan-Pro), a global leader in commercial cleaning, announced today that their unique EnviroShield Spray Disinfecting System, is rapidly growing in popularity among school systems, universities and public services.

The EnviroShield Spray Disinfecting System kills harmful bacteria, including deadly MRSA, bringing incidents of sickness and infectious disease to virtually zero, an important goal today for school superintendents and metro transit operators. In Northeast Ohio, top-rated Solon Public Schools, known as one of the country’s leading school systems, is at the forefront of combating infectious disease.

“We use the Jan-Pro EnviroShield Disinfecting System in classrooms, locker rooms, and on our buses as a preventative, proactive measure to fight the many infections kids can pick up,” said Tom Stupica, Assistant Superintendent. “This disinfectant is powerful, and the electrostatic spray locks to surfaces, and reaches hard to get areas. Since we’ve gone to this disinfecting system, we’ve had no outbreaks of sickness, and that’s a statistic we’re very proud of at Solon.” The Jan-Pro EnviroShield Disinfecting System Spray adds an electrostatic negative charge to the disinfecting solution as it is applied, so that it actually surrounds and clings to the surface it touches. The EnviroShield sprayer achieves 100% disinfection coverage (4-10 times more than conventional sprayers). Electrically charged droplets move upwards, against gravity, to coat hidden areas.

In Lake County, Ohio, The Laketran Transit Authority buses transport over 1 million passengers per year. The spread of infections with such high usage is a major concern. Laketran buses have padded, cushy seats with many hard-to-reach crevices. Even though the buses are cleaned nightly, Laketran management concluded that traditional cleaning methods simply would not disinfect all surfaces.

Jessie Baginski, Laketran Communications Director stated their position. “With the growing concern over pandemics, we wanted to take preventative action to combat bacteria and infectious diseases on our buses. We decided to use Jan-Pro’s EnviroShield as it quickly covers 100% of the interior surfaces.”

The EnviroShield disinfection technology has become a choice of universities as well. Cleveland State University has just completed new residence halls and a rec center. Like many universities, CSU wants to instill confidence with parents and students that the halls are free of bacteria and infectious disease.

“What’s the most important part about this Jan-Pro EnviroShield Disinfecting System?” asked Tim Robinson, Assistant Director of Facilities. “That’s simple. No student has become ill.”

According to MRSA Survivors Network, more Americans die annually from invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Infections than from HIV/AIDS, H1N1 influenza and Parkinson's disease.

“Our EnviroShield Disinfecting System meets all EPA requirements for Toxicity Category IV - no harmful dermal, ocular, inhalation or ingestion effects,” said Rich Kissane, President & CEO, Jan-Pro. “It’s the powerful solution to killing harmful contaminants, and yet it’s environmentally safe and requires no special handling. We’re proud to offer it to school systems and public service facilities around the world.”

About Jan-Pro International, Inc.
Jan-Pro was founded in 1991 by Jacques Lapointe in Providence, Rhode Island, with a desire to offer the highest quality cleaning techniques and systems available. Currently, the Jan-Pro team is comprised of business leaders with experience around the world, as well as seasoned cleaning industry executives. Today, company structure is comprised of Master and Unit franchisees. Jan-Pro regularly receives inquiries from around the world. Entrepreneur Magazine has cited the company as “the #1 fastest growing franchise” in 2008, 2009 and 2010, an honor never before achieved in the history of the award. To learn more, visit the Jan-Pro website at

SOURCE: Jan-Pro International, Inc.

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